Alpha Feto Protein, Tumour Marker
What is Alpha Feto Protein, Tumour Marker?
This is a useful test for Prenatal screening for Open Neural Tube defects.
Measurement of maternal serum AFP is a standard tool used in obstetrical care to
identify pregnancies that may have an increased risk for NTD.
And, AFP, Tumour Marker is a useful assay for follow up management of patients undergoing cancer
therapy specially for testicular tumors, ovarian tumors and Hepatocellular carcinoma.
It is often used in conjunction with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) test